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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Imports: Misc. clays

Misc. clays, the No. 956 import by value totaled $3.1 million for the month of July, $24.76 million through July of 2019, and $40.67 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$10.86 M
2Mexico$4 M
3Canada$3.12 M
4South Africa$1.48 M
5Germany$1.02 M
6Spain$982,754
7Poland$814,955
8France$522,639
9Brazil$496,511
10United Kingdom$446,353
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $24.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $9,039,398
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,470,749
3Port Laredo $1,664,644
4Port of Virginia $1,349,169
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,240,533
6Port of Newark $1,094,899
7Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas $1,060,320
8Port of Los Angeles $1,046,434
9Port of Houston $983,870
10Port of New Orleans $949,117

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 4.50 percent through July to $24.76 million

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 4.50 percent from $25.93 million to $24.76 million through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 956 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 959 for the last full year with a total value of $40.67 million, a $263,966, 0.64 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $10,857,337
2Mexico $3,996,102
3Canada $3,117,511
4South Africa $1,482,588
5Germany $1,017,227
6Spain $982,754
7Poland $814,955
8France $522,639
9Brazil $496,511
10United Kingdom $446,353

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $4,684,054
2Buffalo $1,229,359
3Laredo $809,714
4San Diego $710,632
5Houston $369,550
6Cleveland $359,784
7New York City $332,344
8Chicago $303,959
9Los Angeles $272,138
10St. Louis $264,898

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 22.25 percent compared to last year to $9.04 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.24 percent compared to last year to $2.47 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 9.66 percent compared to last year to $1.66 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 17.67 percent compared to last year to $1.35 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 46.5 percent compared to last year to $1.24 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China decreased $2.32 million, 17.58 percent, (43.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $1.29 million, 47.53 percent, (16.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $411,754, 15.22 percent, (12.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa increased $677,475, 84.15 percent, (5.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $117,124, 10.33 percent, (4.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.66 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $20.47 million of the $24.76 million total.

All totaled, 63.66 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $15.76 million of the $24.76 million total